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March 20, 2018

After 20 years of hope, promise, and controversy, human embryonic stem cells are reshaping biological concepts and starting to move into the clinic. This Nature editorial traces back to the discovery of induced pluripotent stem cells by Shinya Yamanaka in 2006.

March 9, 2018
WBEZ Chicago

The Nerdette podcast from WBEZ Chicago featured Bruce Conklin’s work, which uses CRISPR technology to study and find treatments for genetic diseases. In this case, it could be used to help the reporter cure her rare degenerative eye disease.

Incubators can play a significant role in moving discoveries from academia to industry. In this article by the San Francisco Business Times, Deepak Srivastava comments on the need to find space for small companies with potentially big discoveries.

Katherine Pollard and Nadia Roan were selected as women who lead in the life sciences in a new feature published by the San Francisco Business Times. They were chosen for being leaders in their field and researchers who could have a great impact in the biotech industry.

The San Francisco Business Times highlights the new Gladstone Institute of Data Science and Biotechnology led by Katherine Pollard and describes how the institute aims to clear the bottleneck of quickly accumulating scientific data.

February 20, 2018

Four years ago, scientists from Google showed up on neuroscientist Steve Finkbeiner’s doorstep. They wanted to apply deep-learning approaches to biology. This technology article by Nature describes what happened next.

January 30, 2018
Scientific American

This article by Scientific American describes Katherine Pollard’s recent findings on noncoding regions of our genome and explores how they may be key to how our brains develop.

January 25, 2018
The Scientist

The Scientist highlights a new approach developed by Sheng Ding and his team using a form of CRISPR that activates rather than cuts DNA to convert embryonic mouse cells to induced pluripotent stem cells.

December 28, 2017
The Stem Cellar, CIRM

CIRM, California’s Stem Cell Agency, highlights the stem cell blog posts that were most popular with their readers in 2017. A story covering Todd McDevitt’s work made the list: Scientists make stem cell-derived nerve cells damaged in spinal cord injury.

The National Science Foundation’s Science360News featured a recent study by Melanie Ott, which reveals that an antiaging protein—known for being activated by red wine—is involved in how cells in the immune system develop with age.